Calendar + Booking

“Being in the forest can restore our mood.
Give us back our energy & vitality.
Refresh & rejuvenate us.
We know this deep in our bones.”

– Dr. Qing Li, Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School + world’s foremost expert in forest medicine

Natural wellness classes and workshops

A photo showing hands of various skin colors, touching the bark of a tree side by side.

Are you ready to connect with nature in a new way?

We can’t wait to meet you!

Register for upcoming workshops, special events, and monthly classes on our booking calendar below. Any questions, please feel free to Contact Us!


Register for Classes:

To sign up, simply click “BOOK” via our calendar below and follow the prompts. You can sign up for a single class or purchase a class punch card for reduced rates (learn about our pricing HERE).

Be sure to check out the additional special events + opportunities listed BELOW our calendar too!

Trouble viewing our calendar? Click HERE to head straight to our ClassFit scheduling page, where you can view the calendar of upcoming classes + sign up!


Upcoming Special Events:

Guided Shinrin-yoku: Winter After Dark Series

Thursdays: Jan 5, Feb 2, March 2, 2023

6-7:30pm, at Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI

The image shows the details for a Guided Shinrin-yoku: Winter After Dark series at Blandford Nature Center, on January 5, February 2, and March 2, from 6-7:30pm.

Mark your calendar to join our guide Katie & explore the relaxing wellness practice of Shinrin-yoku in the beauty of the winter forest!  This special 3-part series at Blandford Nature Center will begin with a brief introduction to the background and research of Shinrin-yoku (translated in English as “forest bathing”), how it differs from a hike in the forest, and how it can help enhance our well-being in the darkest months of winter.  From there, you’ll be guided in 3 separate Shinrin-yoku experiences over the course of winter to help you relax, tend to your relationship with the cold weather season, and explore the beauty of winter in new ways.  Each session will also include a luminary lit guided breathing practice to help you cleanse your lungs after a day inside, and end with a half hour of time indoors, warming up with a hot wild foraged tea, a snack, and time to visit as a community. Hot stone handwarmers provided for our time outside. We hope you can join us for winter wellness & community connection!

Single Session Blandford Members/Non-members: $18/$23

3-Part Series, Blandford Members/Non-members: $49/$64


$5 Community Sit Spot Gathering

Hosted once monthly!

Join us for our NEW community sit spot gatherings, which will be hosted once monthly in 2023! These experiences focus on coming together and enjoying the peace of the forest by our powers of observation, and include: an opening circle to introduce ourselves, a brief sensory opening meditation led by our guide Katie, 20-30 minutes to enjoy a solo “sit spot” invitation in the forest, which is a core forest bathing invitation for reducing stress and reconnecting to nature, and a closing community circle with an opportunity to share what we each noticed in our unique morning experiences. These $5 offerings will be hosted during diverse timeframes and at changing locations each month, as we explore accessibility and making our nature-based wellness experiences available to more people. We hope you grab a few blankets and join this February!

February Date & Location TBA Soon

Just $5 to join!

Register Above on our Community Calendar!


Fireside Yoga & Winter Breath Cleanse: 4-Week Series

Wednesdays in February 2023, from 7-8:15pm, at the Indian Trails Golf Course

THIS SERIES IS SOLD OUT!

Mark your calendars for the return of our Fireside Yoga & Winter Breath Cleanse class series, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation! Led by IYE’s founder Katie Venechuk, this unique class series offers a wonderful opportunity to keep connected to nature in the depth of winter, while nourishing your body and relaxing your mind for a peaceful night of sleep. Each class will bring you into the fresh winter air for a luminary lit breathwork practice on the golf course before stepping indoors for a slow flow yoga class by the fire in the clubhouse.  Class includes hot stone hand warmers lightly scented with essential oils for our time outdoors.   Yoga class is designed for all levels; registration limited to 14 participants. We hope to have you there!

4-Week Series Grand Rapids City Residents: $42

4-Week Series Non-Residents: $52


Winter Wellness Retreat, with Wellness Retreat MI!

March 10-11, 2023, Izaak Walton League, Belmont, MI

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

We’re excited to announce our SIXTH retreat with Wellness Retreat MI, hosted at the beautiful land & lodge of the Izaak Walton League!  Just 20-minutes from Grand Rapids, this is a great opportunity to set aside a few days for self-care and explore a variety of wellness modalities, led by a diverse group of talented wellness facilitators from the Grand Rapids area. Our guide Katie will be leading a special immersive nature experience & enjoying the rest of the retreat alongside you! We can’t wait to see you there.

Holiday Special: $130 for the ENTIRE EXPERIENCE, including multiple wellness workshops, a delicious lunch prepared by a professional chef, & more!


Wild Zen Yoga Fest

July 21-23, 2023, Smiling Acres, Trufant, MI

We’re excited to join the amazing Wild Zen Yoga Fest for the second time this summer! This festival is a wonderful weekend of yoga, time in nature, mindfulness, meditation, movement, music, community, vendors, and a whole lot more. Our guide Katie will be leading a foraging & wild tending walk during the festival and enjoying the rest of the weekend alongside you. We hope to see you there!

Adult Weekend Ticket: $125

Adult Saturday Ticket: $125

Teen Ticket (13-18): $80

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